Defense News
March 30, 2022

Missile Defense Agency seeks $9.6 billion in FY23 budget

The Aegis Missile Defense system would get $1.6 billion to cover 47 SM-3 Block IB and 10 Block IIA missiles, upgrading Aegis ship sensors with the new SPY-6 radar and providing other upgrades on the Navy’s newest destroyers, the documents show.

In FY22, Congress approved an additional $192 million for SM-3 Block IIA missile procurement.


MDA is asking for $361 million for missile defense system testing. This includes funding to maintain test infrastructure as well as conduct several tests such as a GMD test and a THAAD and Patriot MSE interoperability test.


The agency wants $225 million for hypersonic defense efforts to include its Glide Phase Interceptor development to address regional hypersonic missile threats, upgrade existing systems for future demonstrations and continue development of technologies and solutions for future hypersonic defense architectures.